Posted by Rube on April 29, 2004
In Reply to: Re: Flat-busted, beet-faced, draped in red, white, and blue bunting wrong. posted by ESC on April 29, 2004
: It refers to people (usually politicians) wrapping themselves in the U.S. flag. Hiding behind the flag, in other words.
I don't think so in this context. I think it, along with the rest of the phrase, refers to to the unmistakeable, obvious, glaring quality of the 'wrongness'.
Bunting of course is not the flag. One dresses items in rw&b bunting (undeniably showy) to catch the eye, to say "da da da-dum-dum (cue "Washington Post March") look at this!"